Carnival Inspiration

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Carnival Inspiration
Name: 1996-2007: Inspiration
2007-onwards: Carnival Inspiration
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry: 1996—2000: Panama City,  Panama
2000 onwards: Nassau,  Bahamas[1][2]
Builder: Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland[1][2]
Cost: $270 million[3]
Yard number: 489[1]
Christened: 16 March 1996[1]
Acquired: 22 February 1996[1]
Maiden voyage: 16 March 1996[1]
In service: April 1996[1]
Refit: 2007
Identification: IMO number: 9087489[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Fantasy-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 70,367 GT
7,180 DWT
Length: 260.60 m (855 ft 0 in)
Beam: 31.50 m (103 ft 4 in)
Draft: 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Decks: 14(passenger accessible) [2]
Installed power: 2 × Sulzer-Wärtsilä 8ZAV40S
4 × Sulzer-Wärtsilä 12ZAV40S
42,240 kW (combined)
Propulsion: Two propellers[3]
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) [2]
Capacity: 3,450 passengers (all berths)
2,634 passengers (lower berths)[3]
Crew: 920[3]

Carnival Inspiration is a Fantasy-class cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Lines that was introduced in 1996. In 2007 the ship was upgraded with Carnival's "Evolution of Fun" package featuring Carnival WaterWorks, Serenity Pool Deck, along with upgrades to the pool area, main dining room, Camp Carnival, Serenity Spa, and all guest cabins.[4]


Currently, she sails three- and four-day itineraries from Long Beach, California, to Catalina Island, California, and to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, which replaces the voyages that were offered on the Carnival Paradise. The 3-day cruises depart Long Beach every Friday and have one stop in Ensenada while the 4-day cruises depart Long Beach every Monday and stop in Catalina and Ensenada. Prior to December 2011, she sailed four- and five-day itineraries to the Western Caribbean from Tampa, Florida, US, to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. On December 3, 2011, she sailed a 14 day Panama Canal cruise from Tampa to Long Beach. She offered a one-time 2 day cruise before starting the 3 and 4 day Baja Mexico cruises from Long Beach.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Asklander, Micke. "M/S Inspiration (1996)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d "". Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ward, Douglas (2006). Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. pp. 356–357. ISBN 981-246-739-4. 
  4. ^ "A "Fun Ship" Reborn". 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 

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